Friday, January 15, 2010

New at HOORC's Library: evaluating climate change and development

Climate change has become one of the most important global issues of our time, with far-reaching natural, socio- economic, and political effects and developing countries may be particularly vulnerable to the expected onslaught of higher temperatures, rising sea levels, changing waterfall patterns, and increasing natural disasters. All societies will have to reduce their vulnerability to these changes, and this book describes how vulnerabilities may be addressed in a systematic manner so that governments and local communities may better understand what is happening. Different approaches are also discussed, including the use of human security as a criterion for evaluation as well as ways to deal with risk and uncertainty. The book deals with climate change, development, and evaluation; challenges and lessons learned from evaluations; mitigation of climate change; adaptation to climate change; vulnerability, risks and climate change and offers a set of approaches and techniques for the monitoring and evaluation of climate change. The book is available in the HOORC Library.

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